What does key properties validity and trust 'None' mean???

John Clizbe JPClizbe at comcast.net
Fri Aug 25 09:50:15 CEST 2006

Bo Berglund wrote:
> I have done this and it works. But that was not the gist of my
> problem, it deals with adding public keys from persons who just
> installed GnuPG and created new key pairs.
> I learned here now that we have to:
> - Import the key into WinPT (Trust and Validity is now None)
> - Sign the key (Validity is now Full)
> - Change ownertrust to Full (only possible for a signed key)
> We did not know about the two last steps and this is the reason for my
> post.

You should *ONLY* set ownertrust to Full if you trust the key owner to fully
verify the identity of keys he signs, or if you don't care.

John P. Clizbe                   Inet:   JPClizbe(a)comcast DOT nyet
Golden Bear Networks             PGP/GPG KeyID: 0x608D2A10
"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter
and those who matter don't mind." - Dr Seuss, "Oh the Places You'll Go"

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